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PIP assessments: 'Lack of trust' in benefits systems

 

Failings in disability benefits assessments - including claimants being asked when they had "caught" Down's syndrome - have led to a "pervasive lack of trust" in the system, MPs say.

 

The Commons Work and Pensions Committee said reports by private contractors for the two main disability benefits, PIPs and ESA, were "riddled with errors".

 

And it said contractors "universally missed" the set performance targets.

 

A government spokesman said the assessments worked for the "majority".

 

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Not surprised. The sooner these assessments are ended, the better. I've never seen the point of them. It's meant to be how you are half the time. How does a one hour (which is long mine was) show that?

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